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Percy Siddons Hoyte

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Percy Siddons Hoyte (1873-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"PERCY SIDDONS HOYTE, whose death occurred on 28th September 1947, was for twenty-eight years chief engineer and manager of the Plymouth Gas Co.

He was born in 1873, and after receiving his general education at the Nottingham High School became, in 1891, a pupil under the late Mr. W. R. Chester, engineer and manager of the Nottingham Corporation Gas Department. On the completion of three years' training he remained as the latter's assistant for another year. His long connection with the Plymouth Gas Co dated from 1895 when he was appointed assistant engineer. His promotion to the post of chief engineer followed five years later.

During his period of office he was responsible for the remodelling of the works and the modernization of the power plant, which included the erection of a generating station and the installation of 100 motors for various purposes. Mr. Hoyte retired in 1928 but continued to act as consultant to the gas company. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1902 and was transferred to Membership in 1926. He was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers."

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